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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits Montgomery County Courthouse after a jury convicted him in a sexual assault retrial in Norristown Timeline: What led to Bill Cosby's conviction for sexual assault?
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  <strong>Comedian Bill Cosby faced at least <a href="http://www.slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/04/van-jumps-curb-speeds-down-busy-toronto-sidewalk-killing-at-least-nine-people.html">54 allegations</a> of sexual assault, according to a list compiled by Slate in 2014, many included the drugging and raping of his victims. On Thursday, he was <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-cosby/jurors-deliberate-bill-cosbys-fate-for-second-day-idUSKBN1HX1B7">found guilty</a> for one of those counts in Norristown Pennsylvania and could face up to 30 years in prison. </strong>
  Andrea Constand reported Cosby for sexual assault in 2005, a year after the alleged incident. Prosecutors decided to not pursue charges because of a lack of physical evidence which had disappeared over the course of the year. Thirteen years later, Constand's account is the case that resulted in a conviction.
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  <strong>January 2004:</strong> Andrea Constand says Cosby<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-caravan/migrant-caravan-that-angers-trump-nears-us-mexico-border-idUSKBN1HU2ZB"> gave her pills for anxiety</a>, she later feel unconscious. She awoke to Cosby digitally penetrating her.
  <strong>January 2005:</strong> Constand <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2014/11/19/showbiz/bill-cosby-rape-allegation-prosecutor/index.html">reports Cosby</a> to Norristown, Pennsylvania authorities. Prosecutor Castor later said that he believed Constand's account but lacked sufficient evidence to bring charges against Cosby.<em> (CNN). </em>
  <strong>January 31, 2006:</strong> The U.S. District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania hears the civil action case, <a href="https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Andrea_Constand_v._William_H._Cosby,_Jr./2006_January_31_order_by_Court_on_motions_by_parties">Andrea Constand v. William H. Cosby, Jr</a>. While only for punitive damages, not a felony conviction, Constand alleged that Cosby raped her and used the anonymous testimony of five other women in support.
  <strong>April 26, 2018:</strong> Cosby is convicted of three counts of sexual assault,<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-caravan/migrant-caravan-that-angers-trump-nears-us-mexico-border-idUSKBN1HU2ZB"> each coming with a maximum sentence</a> of ten years.
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